Michael V. Cristalli: Lawyer with Gordon Silver

Michael V. Cristalli

Shareholder
Las Vegas,  NV  U.S.A.
Phone702.796.5555

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Experience & Credentials
 

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Government Investigations & Business Crimes
 
University University of Rochester, B.S., 1992
 
Law SchoolSyracuse University of Law, J.D., 1995
 
Admitted1997, Nevada
 
Memberships 

Affiliations

American Bar Association Trial Lawyer Section, Member

Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Member

First Amendment Lawyers' Association, Member

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member

Augustus Society, Member

La Voce, The Voice of Las Vegas' Italian-American Community, Board of Directors

 
Biography

Mr. Cristalli is a shareholder in the firm's Government Investigations & Business Crimes Group. He is an accomplished trial attorney, representing clients in complex criminal, as well as corporate and civil litigation matters. Mr. Cristalli is also currently an adjunct professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law, and a legal analyst for MSNBC.

Mr. Cristalli has successfully litigated some of the most high profile cases in the state of Nevada, representing clients nationwide and internationally. He is regarded as one of the premier trial attorneys in Nevada.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Cristalli was a partner of Law Office of Michael V. Cristalli. While attending law school, he served a clerkship with the New York Supreme Court as a second year law student, and the New York Court of Appeals as a third year law student. After moving to Las Vegas in 1995, he was a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Judge Bonaventure (1995-96) and a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Judge Douglas (1996-96).

Distinctions

Mr. Cristalli created and starred in a documentary called The Defenders, which highlighted his practice. The documentary was developed into a CBS network drama entitled The Defenders starring Jim Belushi and Jerry O'Connell. Mr. Cristalli served as an executive consultant on the show and consulted extensively on scripts in collaboration with the writers.

Mr. Cristalli has made multiple guest appearances on national and local television shows. He is a legal analyst for MSNBC, and has been interviewed on Larry King Live, Greta Van Susteren and Good Morning America, as well as Fox and Friends in the Morning. His cases have been featured on Dateline NBC, CBS 48 Hours, Lifetime and Snapped.

Mr. Cristalli is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law. He previously hosted the Real Defenders radio show on CBS radio, and currently hosts the Legal Hour at K Dawn radio.

Additionally, Mr. Cristalli was named a Mountain States Super Lawyer in 2014.

Mr. Cristalli is also the author of a column entitled On the Stand with Attorney Michael Cristalli. He is a guest columnist for The Travel Joint, providing insight on the legal aspects for Marijuana laws.

Publications

The Travel Joint, On the Stand with Attorney Michael Cristalli, November 5, 2013

The Travel Joint, Marijuana Federal vs. State, November 18, 2013

In the News

Thirty Gordon Silver Lawyers Selected As Super Lawyers For 2014 Mountain States Super Lawyers

Gordon Silver is pleased to announce that 19 of our lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of Mountain States Super Lawyers. In addition, 11 of our lawyers have been selected as Rising Stars.

Posted on: Apr 11th, 2014 Posted In: Press Releases Source:

Michael Cristalli of Gordon Silver speaks on O.J. Simpson Las Vegas Trial - MSNBC

Michael Cristalli of Gordon Silver speaks on O.J. Simpson Las Vegas Trial - MSNBC

Posted on: May 13th, 2013 Posted In: GS In the News Source: MSNBC

Face to Face: Michael Cristalli

Nevada Business Magazine asks Michael Cristalli a series of questions about his history, his personal life, his career and how he got to where he is today.

Posted on: Mar 01st, 2012 Posted In: GS In the News Source: Nevada Business Magazine

The People: Michael Cristalli

Michael V. Cristalli joined and was named partner at Gordon Silver Attorneys and Counselors at Law.

Posted on: Feb 13th, 2012 Posted In: GS In the News Source: VEGAS INC.

On the Move: Michael Cristalli

Gordon Silver named Michael Cristalli partner.

Posted on: Jan 30th, 2012 Posted In: GS In the News Source: Las Vegas Business Press

Michael V. Cristalli, Esq. Joins Gordon Silver Attorneys and Counselors at Law as Partner

Michael V. Cristalli recently joined and was named partner at Gordon Silver Attorneys and Counselors at Law, one of Nevada's oldest and largest law firms.

Posted on: Jan 24th, 2012 Posted In: Press Releases Source: Gordon Silver

Cristalli Named Partner at Gordon Silver Law Firm

Michael V. Cristalli, Esq. recently joined and was named partner at Gordon Silver Attorneys and Counselors at Law, one of Nevada's oldest and largest law firms. He specializes in government investigations and business crimes and was formerly a partner of Law Office of Michael V. Cristalli.

Posted on: Jan 18th, 2012 Posted In: GS In the News Source: Las Vegas Mirror

 
Reported CasesRepresentative Cases; Successfully defended Sandy Murphy in the nationally covered 2004 re-trial accusing Murphy of murdering casino heir Ted Binion. Recognized before the Nevada courts as death-qualified to provide representation in capital murder cases; the past five high-profile death cases have successfully reached resolution in non-death sentences. Successfully preserved a defendant's Sixth Amendment right to counsel in State v. Ryan. This case is currently the recognized holding dealing with conflict waivers in the State of Nevada and relied upon by Nevada courts. Provided legal representation resulting in substantial monetary awards for multiple plaintiffs in 1983 civil rights matters. Successfully challenged the legality of the legislation making it illegal to dispense marijuana to those possessing a legal medical marijuana card. Mr. Cristalli represents medical marijuana dispensaries in both State and Federal Court, and continues to advocate for the rights of those legally authorized to dispense and possess prescribed marijuana.
 
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Office Information

Michael V. Cristalli

3960 Howard Hughes Parkway, 9th Floor
Las VegasNV 89169-5978




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